Mystery Bay Ocean Dance

Updated on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:18
Lisa Roberts with Gadu (Ocean), Andrew Constable, Paul Fletcher
System of Knowledge
Myster Bay / Yuin
New moon dance for Guruwal (Whale) as she leads her children South

"...On the evening of August 21, 2020, I stood on rocks at Mystery Bay, new South Wales. I stood with my partner beneath Guluga, the sacred mountain of the Yuin people. We came with technology to share with Gadu (Ocean) and Guruwal (Whale), some recordings of dance, song, music and poetry, to mark this start of Guruwal's journey South with her children, to feed on Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill). 

Dance, song, music and poetry is inspired by the complex choreography of the Global Ocean's continuous transformation from clockwise motion around Antarctica, with the Circumpolar Current spiralling upwards and outwards through the tropics, and dancing northward anti-clockwise through the Arctic."
Lisa Roberts, August 2020

Transformative nature of global ocean currents
Frame from the animation, Scientific modelling, by Lisa Roberts with Andrew Constable.
Dotted lines indicate the transformation of clockwise circumpolar currents around Antarctica,
to their clockwise motion as they move to the Arctic region.


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